Black Salamander

Black Salamander

Scientific Name – Aneides flavipunctatus

Classification – Plethodontidae

Baby Name – Efts

Collective Noun – Congress, band or maelstrom

Average Length – 2.4 to 3.0 in

 Speed – Fast moving

Life Expectancy – Around 15 years in captivity

Mating Season – Spring

Incubation Period – Around 30 days

Special Features – Mainly terrestrial and nocturnal; aggressive towards its own species in captivity

Family Unit – Solitary creatures except during the breeding season

Geographical Distribution – United States

World Population – Unknown

Conservation Status – Near Threatened

Natural Habitat – Temperate forests, temperate grassland

Diet – Millipedes, beetles, ants, termites

Predators – Wild turkey, hawks, common crows, owls, shrews, raccoons, chipmunks, skunks, snakes